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Two award winners at Snohomish Health District

Statewide honor to public health nurse Barbara Bly; national award to dental hygienist LeeAnn Cooper

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. --- Two Snohomish Health District staff have recently been recognized by professional organizations for their career achievements.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (815)/Comments (0)/
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Free hepatitis testing for at-risk individuals, May 17

Up to 80% of the people who have viral hepatitis show no symptoms – get checked!

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Snohomish Health District nurse Kathy Perkins finds hepatitis in all walks of life, but most often in people who have injected drugs – even once – or have been tattooed or pierced with unsterilized equipment. People born between 1945 and 1965 are five times more likely than other adults to be infected. In fact, 75% of adults with Hepatitis C were born in these years. Read More >>
Wednesday, May 8, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (826)/Comments (0)/
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Snohomish Health District hosts Mother’s Day Tea, May 10

Moms are invited to learn about community resources

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Pregnant women and mothers of small children are invited to an informational tea from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 10 at the Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett, Wash. Read More >>
Wednesday, May 1, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1556)/Comments (0)/
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Community Health “Report Card” rolled out

Report explains what was measured, how it was done, and top health issues that need work

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Prenatal care? Violent crime? Illegal dumping?  For the past year, the Snohomish Health District and its Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) have delved into the world of health statistics to discover what the most pressing health issues are for Snohomish County residents. The Health District compiled the findings in a “report card” presented to community leaders April 30. Read More >>
Tuesday, April 30, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1572)/Comments (0)/
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Dispose of unwanted medicines on National Drug Take-back Day, April 27

Correct disposal helps prevent unintentional poisonings

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. –Unintentional poisonings are at a record high in Snohomish County. The most recent information shows that in 2011 the number of such poisonings affected 150 county residents– more than triple the 46 reported in 2000. You can help reduce the chance of unintentional poisonings by disposing of your unwanted medicines on National Drug Take-back Day, April 27 at multiple locations in Snohomish County. Read More >>
Friday, April 19, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (677)/Comments (0)/
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